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J Korean Fract Soc. 2018 Jul;31(3):102-113. Korean. Review. https://doi.org/10.12671/jkfs.2018.31.3.102
Park KH , Oh CW , Kim JW .
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. joonwoo@knu.ac.kr
Abstract

Owing to the increase in life expectancy, the incidence of osteoporotic fracture of the pelvis and acetabulum is increasing. Fractures in the elderly population is different from those in younger patients. Pelvic ring and acetabular fractures in geriatric patients are more likely the result of low-energy trauma, but the outcomes are generally poorer than those of the younger population. Multiple management options are available, but no intervention has become the standard of care for these fractures in the elderly. A treatment strategy should be established depending on the state of the individual patient. Regardless of whether nonsurgical or surgical treatment is selected, early ambulation should be considered to avoid the complications associated with prolonged immobilization.

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